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    The Liberties of Liberty

    In honor of the upcoming Election Day, it seemed like a fitting time to reflect on what our liberties really mean to us.  The official definition of liberty includes the [...]
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    A Midsummer Night’s Adriatic Dream

    I once dreamt of a mystical place where a medieval village nested upon an enchanted fjord hidden from the world by a series of majestically jagged mountains.  This kingdom, [...]
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    Love at the Bottom of the Sea

    Many of us recognize that the special bond between a father and his daughter is an irreplaceable force that nothing in the universe can break.  Whether he is proudly [...]
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    Puglia: The Far Side of the Boot

    Seekers of all things Italian often have an inevitable tendency to focus their admiration on the country’s usual suspects:  Tuscany, Northern Italy, Amalfi Coast, and even [...]
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    My Visit to Marchesi di Barolo

    On a warm summer day in July, I found myself driving through Italy’s Piedmont wine region and stopped by the beautiful village of Barolo. Mesmerizing with its continuous [...]
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    Brunch for One

    It’s Sunday morning.  You’ve slept in after a night out of drinks.  First thing you do is yank yourself from the blankets, clumsily step into the shower, get dressed, [...]
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    Top 12 Spirits to Countdown 2015

    As published in Drink Me Magazine With winter waving at us with its chilly fingers, it’s the time of year to sit by a fireplace while sipping on a cozy cocktail. From the [...]
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    My Top Wines of the Week

    Here are my thoughts on some of the fantastic wines I’ve tasted recently.    As published in Drink Me Magazine. –Juju   2011 Domaine Paul Blanck – [...]
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    A Classic Journey

    For my current excursion through Thailand I decided to bring along an old friend.  This friend is complex, edgy, compulsive, and ultimately illuminating.  He goes by the [...]

Wine & Spirit Features

Stories from Abroad

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    Taroko National Park: A Photo Essay

    November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

        A magical place where a bridge connects you to the true spirit of you.   Where mighty gates greet your arrival: a moment of awe.   Such serenity [...]
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    A Midsummer Night’s Adriatic Dream

    August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

    I once dreamt of a mystical place where a medieval village nested upon an enchanted fjord hidden from the world by a series of majestically jagged mountains.  This kingdom, [...]
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    Get Lost

    May 13, 2014 // 4 Comments

      Security and uniformity are the enemies of growth and enlightenment.  People are all victims of their own insecurities, so don’t let others impact how you feel [...]
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    ‘Taro’ and the Indigenous World

    April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

    This video clip for ‘Taro’ by Alt-J displays an inspiring montage of scenes from the 1988 film “Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.”  For those who aren’t [...]

A Day in the Life

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    Brunch for One

    January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

    It’s Sunday morning.  You’ve slept in after a night out of drinks.  First thing you do is yank yourself from the blankets, clumsily step into the shower, get dressed, [...]
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    The Liberties of Liberty

    October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

    In honor of the upcoming Election Day, it seemed like a fitting time to reflect on what our liberties really mean to us.  The official definition of liberty includes the [...]

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